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McLintock! -- Cattle baron George Washington McLintock fights his wife, his daughter, and political land-grabbers, finally "taming" them all in this Western comedy with Taming of the Shrew overtones.

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Director:
Writer:
James Edward Grant (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 November 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He likes his whiskey hard... His women soft... And his west all to himself! See more »
Plot:
George Washington McLintock, "GW" to friends and foes alike, is a cattle baron and the richest man in the territory... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
The Duke's Most Personal Film See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... George Washington 'G.W.' McLintock

Maureen O'Hara ... Katherine Gilhooley McLintock

Patrick Wayne ... Devlin Warren

Stefanie Powers ... Rebecca 'Becky' McLintock

Jack Kruschen ... Jake Birnbaum

Chill Wills ... Drago

Yvonne De Carlo ... Louise Warren

Jerry Van Dyke ... Matt Douglas Jr.

Edgar Buchanan ... Bunny Dull

Bruce Cabot ... Ben Sage

Perry Lopez ... Davey Elk

Strother Martin ... Agard
Gordon Jones ... Matt Douglas
Robert Lowery ... Gov. Cuthbert H. Humphrey

Hank Worden ... Curly Fletcher

Michael Pate ... Puma
Edward Faulkner ... Young Ben Sage
Mari Blanchard ... Camille Reedbottom
Leo Gordon ... Jones
Chuck Roberson ... Sheriff Jeff Lord

Bob Steele ... Train Engineer
Aissa Wayne ... Alice Warren
Big John Hamilton ... Fauntleroy Sage (as 'Big' John Hamilton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Borzage ... Loafer (uncredited)
Carol Daniels ... Girl in General Store (uncredited)
H.W. Gim ... Ching (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Elmer - Bartender (uncredited)

Bill Hart ... Brawler (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Brawler (uncredited)
Duncan Inches ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Hal Needham ... Carter (uncredited)
Kari Noven ... Millie Jones (uncredited)
Chief Sky Eagle ... Running Buffalo (uncredited)
Dean Smith ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Old-Timer in Saloon (uncredited)
Olaf Wieghorst ... Cavalry Sergeant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
James Edward Grant (original screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Wayne .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as De Vol)
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Lewis 
Otho Lovering 
 
Art Direction by
Eddie Imazu 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Web Overlander .... makeup artist
Lorraine Roberson .... hair styles
 
Production Management
Howard Joslin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Parmenter .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Gordon Cole .... property
Earl Olin .... property (as Earle Olin)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jack Solomon .... sound
Howard Beals .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
David S. Cass Sr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Quentin Dickey .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Harris .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Hennesy .... stunts (uncredited)
Lucille House .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Jenson .... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Stacy Newton .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Rudy Robbins .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Beetson Jr. .... costume supervisor (as Frank C. Beetson Jr.)
Ann Peck .... costumes: ladies (as Ann B. Peck)
Luster Bayless .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
'By' Dunham .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Richard Chaffee .... script supervisor (as Richard M. Chaffee)
Richard Kuhn .... main titles designed by
Cliff Lyons .... technical advisor
Robert E. Morrison .... production coordinator
 
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Runtime:
127 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:6 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:T | UK:U (passed with cuts) | UK:U (video rating: re-edited version) (2004) | UK:U (video rating) (1993) (1994) (2002) (2003) (2005) (2007) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (certificate #20485) | West Germany:6 (nf)

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Trivia:
John Wayne insisted that the role of the weak, insipid Governor be called "Cuthbert H. Humphrey", with the intention that he be seen as a parody of liberal Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, whom Wayne intensely disliked.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening credits there is an artist's rendering of the town of McLintock, with signs for every building indicating that every business in town is owned by McLintock. The sign on one of the buildings misspells McLintock as "McClintock."See more »
Quotes:
Becky McLintock:You are my father and if you do love me you will shoot him!
[Devlin]
George Washington McLintock:I'm your father and I sure love you.
[grabs a pistol from his cabinet and shoots Devlin]
Becky McLintock:You shot him! You really shot him! If he dies...
George Washington McLintock:[Interrupts Becky] If he dies he will be the first man killed with a blank cartridge . We use this to start the races on the fourth.
Becky McLintock:[talking to Devlin] You poor dear.
Devlin Warren:[Sets up and angrily replies] Poor dear? You would of had me shot down in cold blood!
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44 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
The Duke's Most Personal Film, 6 October 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Whatever you think of John Wayne's politics, they were never better expressed more convincingly or with more entertainment than they are in McLintock. At first glance this film is a rough house western version of The Taming of the Shrew. But it is far more than that, it is the closest thing we have to a film manifesto of the world as John Wayne saw it.

As G.W. McLintock, the Duke is the American dream personified. The man who came west and by dint of his own sweat and labor built a cattle empire. He did it without the government's help and note how he tells the settlers the government doesn't 'give' anything away. One of the three people identified as villains in his world view is land agent Gordon Jones. He's a liberal in McLintock, peddling the view that government help is the answer to all of our problems.

McLintock rather broadly satirizes other people who Wayne considers liberals. The know-it-all college kid Jerry Van Dyke, the tanglefooted bureaucrat Indian agent Strother Martin, the oily politician Robert Lowery these people get quite a going over.

Wayne doesn't 'give' anybody anything. As he says to son Patrick Wayne in my favorite line in all John Wayne movies, "I don't give jobs, I hire men." That's a creed he followed in real life as well.

Sad to say though the world isn't as simple as McLintock would have us believe. McLintock takes place in the age of the robber barons and those folks were not as noble in character as G.W. McLintock. Maybe the world ought to be like it is in McLintock, but it ain't.

McLintock is one grand piece of entertainment though. The comedy is as broad and unsophisticated as you would find in any John Ford film and with good reason as Wayne and Director Andrew McLaglen learned the movie trade from him.

In addition to dealing with the assorted 'liberals' mentioned above, the Duke has some domestic concerns. Wife Maureen O'Hara has left him, but is back over where their daughter Stefanie Powers will reside. Maureen is playing the same role she did in Rio Grande and later on in Big Jake, the estranged wife who circumstances force her back with Wayne. In the case of McLintock though these are circumstances that Wayne makes on his own with some inspiration from The Taming of the Shrew.

The cast is populated with a grand cast of regulars from previous Wayne films like Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Hank Worden, Leo Gordon, Michael Pate, and some already mentioned.

Jack Kruschen makes his one and only film appearance in a Wayne film here. He does very well as the kindly, benevolent and obviously Jewish storekeeper. He's got an important function also here, as another self made American success story in the same film.

Yvonne DeCarlo got cast in this film after her husband who was a stunt man was injured badly on another film. She had heavy duty medical expenses and Wayne was not about charity. But he was legendary for taking care of fellow performers giving them a pay day in his films if they needed it. He didn't give jobs, he hired men and women. Yvonne is Pat Wayne's mother in the film who Maureen suspects of being Wayne's mistress when she's hired as a housekeeper.

We also get an economics lecture from the Duke as well. He works for "every man who goes to a butcher shop and wants a T-Bone steak." And Pat Wayne works for him. It's what makes the capitalist system go.

If you take some of the politics expressed with a critical eye, McLintock is fabulous entertainment, one of the Duke's best films.

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